Mischief Company is a new UK-based physical theatre company which aims to bring daring, imaginative and challenging works to its audiences. The collaboration of co-artistic directors, David Lloyd and Natascha Metherell, interweaves slick physical movement and bold theatrical imagery to create storytelling at its most exciting and innovative. Inspired by classic stories and texts, Mischief Company creates cinematically influenced visuals with a specially commissioned and uniquely theatrical sound experience.

Mischief Company received consecutive grants from Arts Council England in 2015 and 2016 for the research and development of ‘RED’ a new work inspired by the fairy-tale ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and Dante’s ‘Inferno’. In 2017, with further Arts Council England funding and a commission from Pavilion Dance South West, ‘RED’ was premiered at Pavilion Dance South West in Bournemouth.

In 2019 Mischief successfully received funding from Arts Council England to begin research and Development on their new work ‘BLUE’, commissioned by Pavilion Dance South West and supported by Dance City. The same year saw ‘RED’ presented as part of Surf The Wave UK Dance Showcase.

Mischief Company were Associate Artists at Pavilion Dance South West and Cumbria University. They are currently supported by Arts Council England, Jasmin Vardimon Company, Dance City and Sunderland Culture.

Relationship with PDSW:

Mischief Company has recently established itself as a CIC and continues to receive consultancy support from PDSW. It is anticipated that ‘BLUE’ will premiere at PDSW in 2023.

“We had the pleasure of being picked up by Pavilion Dance South West in 2015 when we first research and developed ‘RED’ in the studios. We had a fantastic three years working together to develop ‘RED’ into a full show and had the pleasure to premiere the work at PDSW’s Ocean Room Theatre in 2017. Mischief is excited to continue building the relationship with their new work, ‘BLUE’. Mischief would like to say a massive thank you to PDSW for all the support and guidance they have offered us.” – Mischief Company

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